Why LastPass is SAFE
Your sensitive data is encrypted
We use the same encryption algorithm that the US Government uses for Top Secret data. (AES256) For a more technical explanation please see this page.
Only you know the key to decrypt your data
We do not store this key anywhere, so the private data that we store in our database is basically meaningless to hackers (and to us!). This is why it is so important to not forget your LastPass password.
Your decrypted data never leaves your computer
All encryption/decryption occurs on your computer, not on our servers. This means that it does not travel over the Internet and it never touches our servers.
We allow you to use unique, strong passwords
No more using the same password for all of your sites. No more writing down passwords on little pieces of paper. We encourage our users to use our password generator to create strong passwords for each site.
No more using your browser's insecure password manager
Were you surprised at how easy we retrieved all of your passwords from your browser when you installed our software using the LastPass application? Unfortunately, any malicious application can easily do the same. With LastPass, this will no longer be possible.